Art History

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

AAH 1101 : His West Art:Ancient-Med

Art & architecture in Europe, the Mediterranean (esp. Greece & Rome, ) & the Middle East in prehistoric, ancient, & medieval periods, with introduction to issues & themes of art history.

Credits

3

AAH 1103 : Visual Arts in US 1607-1876

A survey of painting, sculpture, and architecture created in the present-day United States, from the founding of Jamestown to the great Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.

Credits

3

AAH 1104 : Visual Arts in US 1877-Present

A study of painting, sculpture, and architecture done in the United States since the Philadelphia Centennial exhibition from Thomas Eakins and Gross to great contemporary artists such as Andrew Wyeth, Frank Gehry, and Jeff Koons.

Credits

3

AAH 2000 : Ancient Art

The artistic contributions of the ancient societies of Egypt, the Aegean, Greece and Rome, placed within appropriate cultural contexts.

Credits

3

AAH 2001 : Medieval Art

European & Mediterranean art & architecture from the late Roman Empire to the 14th c. with emphasis on the social, religious & political contexts of visual production.

Credits

3

AAH 2002 : Early Renaissance Art in Italy

Italian art & architecture from 1300-1480, investigation of the political, religious & social contexts of the visual productions of artists such as Giotto, Donatello, Masaccio, Mantegna & Botticelli.

Credits

3

AAH 2003 : Age of Rembrandt & Bernini

Major works of European painting, sculpture, and architecture from the seventeenth through mid-eighteenth centuries. Special emphasis on how historical events affected the production of artistic monuments.

Credits

3

AAH 2004 : Modern Art

An examination of the visual arts since 1900 that emphasizes their historical roots and present social significance.

Credits

3

AAH 2005 : Modern Architecture

Notable buildings and architects in the last hundred years: Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan, Antoni Gaudi, LeCorbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Robert Venturi, I.M. Pei, Walter Gropius, Philip Johnson, Frank Gehry. Emphasis on the influence of modern technology on the practice of architecture.

Credits

3

AAH 2009 : Contemporary Art

Artistic movements and artists around the world from the 1960s to the present; Pop Art, Minimalism, Neo- expressionism, Arte Povera, Graffitti Art, and Performance Art, from Warhol to Wyeth to Haring and Koons.

Credits

3

AAH 2012 : High Renaissance Art in Italy

Italian art & architecture from 1480 to 1550. Investigation of stylistic, political & social contexts of art. The idea of Mannerism & artists such as Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael & Titian.

Credits

3

AAH 3001 : Women in Art

Themes and images of women in the visual arts as an expression of the needs, desires and attitudes of society; and a study of women artists from ancient times to the present, with regard to how being female may, or may not, have affected their work.

Credits

3

AAH 3002 : Art of Philadelphia

Philadelphia's unique contribution to American painting, sculpture, and architecture, from the early Swedish and Welsh settlers of the Delaware Valley, to Andrew Wyeth and Robert Venturi.

Credits

3

AAH 3003 : Romantic to Post-Impress

Nineteenth century painting and sculpture in Europe and America, focusing on Cezanne, Courbet, Delacroix, Goya, Eakins, Homer, Manet, Monet, Rodin and West.

Credits

3

AAH 3005 : Gender Sexuality Visl Culture

Construction of gender and sexuality as visualized through art and various forms of visual culture. Topics include the gaze, feminist art, gendered construction of fashion, queer identities and art, and bodies and censorship.

Credits

3

AAH 3007 : The Art of Ireland

The visual arts in Ireland concentrating on the Golden Age from the 5th to the 9th Century: architecture of the early monastic settlements, manuscript illumination and its influence, and the cultural impact of the Irish forms of monasticism.

Credits

3

AAH 4005 : Picasso and Friends

Seminar on the 20th century's most famous artist, with discussion of friends such as Braque, Apollinaire, Gertrude Stein, and Erik Satie.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AAH 2004 :D-

AAH 4007 : Special Topics

The course will consist of two 50 min lectures (MF) and a Wednesday evening movie screening. There are no prerequisites, and the course will count for Fine Arts credit. Students will take both a midterm and final and write short movie review/responses.

Credits

3

AAH 4010 : Interpreting Art

An introduction to the theories and criticism relevant for the study and interpretation of art and art history such as feminism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, post-colonialism, and postmodernism. Prerequisite: At least one prior Art History course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

At least one prior Art History course.

AAH 5010 : Senior Research Seminar

Art History capstone writing and research seminar, which builds on AAH-4010 Interpreting Art. Students practice advanced art historical research and write culminating research project.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AAH 5515 : Independent Research

An intensive research project under individual direction. Permission of chairperson required.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of chairperson required.